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The woodwind family is the oldest family of instruments known to man, with examples of early flutes being found dating back nearly 45,000 years. Because of the vast array of woodwind instruments available there is a suitable choice for everyone in this family. As well as all the academic advantages to playing a musical instrument, playing a woodwind instrument will teach you excellent breathing technique.


Why you should play woodwind instruments

  • Versatile

    Woodwind instruments are played in all genres of music across the world from pop music and jazz to a full symphony orchestra

  • Sociable

    There are more ensembles for woodwind players than any other instruments at Berkshire Maestros. From small chamber groups to full orchestras, there is something to suit everyone

  • Rewarding

    Because there aren’t so many of us in an ensemble, we are very important and often get singled out to play the tune. We also have some of the most rewarding solo repertoire written for us


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Venues and locations

You can learn to play woodwind instruments in some schools or in our music centres across Berkshire.

Instrument hire

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire most instruments from us to play at home.

Help with fees

Our lessons start from £10 each but we also offer financial support for families in need.


Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

Register here

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